Operation Odessy Dawn

French plane fired the first shots against Libyan government targets at 1645 GMT

Allied forces

  • UK: Providing Typhoon and Tornado jet fighters; surveillance planes; HMS Westminster and HMS Cumberland; submarines
  • France: Carried out mission with at least 12 warplanes including Mirage fighters and Rafale jets; deploying aircraft carrier, warships
  • US: Firing guided missiles from USS Barry and USS Stout; providing amphibious warships, and command-and-control ship USS Mount Whitney
  • Italy: Nato base at Naples understood to be central hub; other Mediterranean bases made available
  • Canada: Providing six F-18 fighter jets and 140 personnel

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